Cruise and Stay Holidays - Barbados
Published: 12 April 2015
As we’ve already said before, cruise and stay holidays remain one of the hottest travel trends of the year. And as always, Caribbean cruises make for some of the most popular getaways. But of all the places that island cruises sail to in the Caribbean, Barbados ranks amongst our top picks for cruise and stay holidays. The port of Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, where cruise ships drop anchor is the perfect place to experience some of the best delights the country has to offer.
The Flexicover Team look at some fun things to do around Bridgetown during your trip!
Laze on a beach:
Get the sand under your feet and enjoy some good old Caribbean sunshine at any of the beaches that can be found just minutes away from Bridgetown. Brownes Beach along Carlisle Bay, Dover Beach in Oistens and Mullins Bay in Speightstown all boast calm and clear waters as well as an opportunity to enjoy a number of beach activities. The food court and bars around Dover Beach provide great refreshment between bouts of sunbathing, swimming and frolicking in the open sea.
Enjoy some water sports:
The calm and clear beaches around Bridgetown make for the perfect setting for a range of water sports such as snorkelling, paddle boarding and even a spot of surfing if you’re lucky. Sailing is another popular activity here. Barbados is also a great place to dive in deep and explore the wonders of the underwater world. Scuba diving is great fun and gives you a chance to swim with turtles, witness beautiful coral reef ecosystems, spot schools of brightly coloured fish, seahorses, rays, barracuda and lobsters in their natural habitat. An experience worth having on your cruise and stay holiday in 2015.
Drink some rum:
You cannot visit Barbados without sampling its famous rum, and where better to do that than the Foursquare Rum and Heritage Park. Located at St. Philip, a short drive away from Bridgetown, it is one of the most technologically advanced rum distilleries in the world. You can also visit museums, bottling plants, craft shops and take a walk through the beautiful landscaped gardens on the premises.
Shop for souvenirs:
The Cheapside Market in Bridgetown offers a charmingly authentic Barbados shopping experience. Choose from fresh local produce, art, jewellery, leather goods, clothes and other knick knacks that you’ll love to take home with you as tokens of your travels. Most of the items found here are sourced and produced locally and some are even sold by the craftsmen themselves. Make sure to bargain at least a bit with the roadside vendors in the market though, your Barbados travel insurance won’t cover being ripped off by smart salesmen!